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The Other Fall Color

The Other Fall Color

Colorado normally has one fall color, yellow. Beautiful, but not the same the east coast where you get more diversity. Sometimes, the aspen will give up some orange, but not in bulk. mcdewey

Distichous

Distichous

How leaves are arranged on a stem is call phyllotaxis. This particular plant has the distichous pattern with an angle of 1/3 of a rotation. There is a fascinating book set that discusses the patterns found in nature and how they arise – Nature’s Patterns, a tapestry in three parts. Many patterns thought to arise from natural selection turn out to be driven by basic physics in many cases. mcdewey